Category: Campbell Clinic
Inflammation: Is it all bad?
December 7, 2017
We’ve all experienced it before, that uncomfortable, puffy, red swelling that comes with inflammation. But when it begins to interfere with your workout routine or daily habits, it can be a real drawback. It’s important to first understand what exactly causes inflammation and what you can do about it, in order to take the proper […]
How soon is too soon to run my next marathon?
November 21, 2017
It doesn’t get any better than the sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing a marathon. If you’ve ran one, you know the amount of training and months of preparation that go into getting ready for the big race. From long runs on the weekends to early morning runs before work to the tapering and […]
Fall 2017 Total Joint Replacement Seminar with Dr. Patrick Toy
November 3, 2017
More than a hundred people packed into The Great Hall and Conference Center on November 1 to hear about total joint replacement from Campbell Clinic surgeon, Dr. Patrick Toy. Attendees came from all different parts of Tennessee, some even traveling out-of-state to hear what Dr. Toy had to say. While their backgrounds were varied, attendants […]
How Scoliosis Forms
October 20, 2017
Do you remember getting checked for scoliosis in school when you were younger? You probably took the Adam’s Forward Bend Test, where you bent forward at the waist 90 degrees with your arms stretched toward the floor, and your knees remained straight. Sound familiar? What they were looking for in this routine screening were for any […]
Overuse Series Pt. 3: The Shoulder
October 4, 2017
The shoulder is the most mobile of your joints, so it’s no wonder that shoulder injuries are fairly common. Individuals who engage in sports such as swimming and baseball are prone to overuse shoulder injuries more frequently than other sports, with the arm being used in a constant overhead motion. Shoulder bursitis and tendinitis are […]
Do I have a lower back strain?
September 22, 2017
Low back pain is caused by soft tissues that support the lower spine, which affect the ligaments, muscles and tendons. These soft tissues hold the body upright, as well as support weight from your upper body. This is what the lower spine depends on for support. Two types of soft tissue injuries can occur in […]
Overuse Series Part 2: The Hip
September 14, 2017
Overuse hip injuries are common in active individuals, such as runners, cyclers and those in sports like football, hockey and soccer. These injuries can begin with chronic pain from repetitive, high-impact activities like running, or sudden increases in activity levels from training. Hip Tendonitis Tendonitis occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed from repetitive stress. Tendons […]
What is a herniated disc?
August 30, 2017
A herniated disc usually affects the cervical spine, but can occur anywhere along it. It is a relatively common condition that happens when spinal discs, cushion-like pads between the vertebrae, move out of place and press on the nerves that are adjacent to it. Without spinal discs, the bones in the spine would rub against […]
Overuse Series Part 1: The Knee
August 24, 2017
Overuse knee injuries are extremely common in athletes and active individuals, with patients seeing doctors for knee-related injuries more than most any other body part. If you’re suffering from knee pain, know that 25 percent of the population experiences it at some time or another. Mild stress over time can cause knee injuries, and one […]
How Much Exercise is Too Much on Your Body?
August 11, 2017
Exercise is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s through workout classes, going for a jog or taking up yoga with a friend, working out is essential for staying in shape. There is such a thing as exercising too much, which in turn can be bad for your body. Too much exercise […]